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A message from our CEO:
Together we’re creating generational change

As I reflect on the last year, I am inspired by and grateful for the corporate and nonprofit partners, donors, volunteers and advocates who comprise the Live United movement. United, this unstoppable force for change improved access to education, income and health for 1.6 million North Texans.

This work is critically important. Even in a prosperous, growing region like North Texas, opportunity is not equal for everyone. Over the last year, our neighbors grappled with challenges old and new, including a difficult labor market, stubbornly high inflation and a growing housing crisis. Meanwhile, local communities of color experienced the sustained and systemic inequities that have persisted for generations, preventing far too many people from thriving.

 In the face of these challenges, United Way continued to adapt and innovate, expanding existing initiatives and launching new programs to create transformational change. Together, with our dedicated corporate, philanthropic and community partners, we drove real, quantitative progress toward our Aspire United 2030 community goals and delivered on our commitment to advance racial equity.

We do this work to create lifelong change that transforms the entire trajectory of an individual, a family and a community. We focus on education, income and health because they are interconnected and interdependent: Children who enter school ready to learn are more likely to become strong readers, which in turn makes them more likely to succeed after high school. College graduates tend to earn more, which enables them to save for the future, and financially stable adults can cover the costs of healthcare and support their children’s success in school. This is the virtuous cycle that the Live United movement makes possible.

The extraordinary generosity of our donors is what fuels this lasting impact. Despite overall giving levels falling in cities across the U.S., philanthropy in North Texas remains strong. In our region, the Texas miracle is not just economic; it’s philanthropic. This is especially true of corporate giving in our region, as reinforced in a recent article in The Chronicle of Philanthropy, which highlighted United Way of Metropolitan Dallas as an organization that creates innovative programs and partnerships and builds relationships across the corporate landscape and all giving channels.

This year, we experienced generosity in all shapes and sizes, as the Live United movement came together to fuel more impact than ever before. Thousands of individual change-seekers from across North Texas invested in our cause, joining a community-wide movement that is committed to making our region more equitable for all. We were honored to receive a historic $15 million investment from The Perot Foundation—an unprecedented vote of confidence in our ability to drive measurable progress toward our goals. Meanwhile, $1 million donations each from Trinity Industries, Comerica Bank and Frito-Lay/PepsiCo marked an extraordinary start to our Centennial fundraising efforts.

Our success over the past year was made possible by the inspiring leadership of our board chairs, Steven Williams, CEO, PepsiCo Foods North America; and Terri West, chair, Texas Instruments Foundation; as well as our annual campaign chair, Jean Savage, CEO of Trinity Industries.

As we continue to drive progress toward our Aspire United 2030 goals, we hope this Impact Report inspires each of you to pledge your support to the Live United movement and work together to improve access to education, income and health. Thank you for creating access and opportunity for all North Texans to thrive.

With gratitude,

Jennifer Sampson
McDermott-Templeton President and CEO

Who We Are

We are a social change organization that unites the community to create access and opportunity for all North Texans to thrive.

Together with dedicated supporters like you, we improve access to education, income and health—the building blocks of opportunity— by driving progress toward our 10-year goals for North Texas, known as Aspire United 2030. We bring together individual change- seekers, corporations, nonprofits, foundations, school districts and more to achieve measurable outcomes for our community, working from a racial equity lens so we can create transformational change that lasts for generations.

Our vision is a North Texas where all students graduate prepared for success at college or on the job, all local families achieve financial stability and all our neighbors access the health resources needed to live longer, healthier lives.

Children who enter school ready to learn are more likely to read proficiently by 3rd grade.

Students who read proficiently by 3rd grade are 5x more likely to graduate from high school ready for college or career.
Financially stable adults can cover the costs of healthcare, helping them lead longer, healthier lives.
College graduates earn up to $36,000 more a year, enabling them to save for the future.

United, We’re Changing Lives

In the last year, supporters like you changed the lives of 1.6 million North Texans—more than 20% of our region’s population.

laid the groundwork for continued education success
received assistance to get and keep better jobs and build savings for the future
gained access to the health and wellness resources necessary to live longer, healthier lives.

Our North Star: Aspire United 2030 Goals

Each year, we closely track and assess our progress toward our mission to improve access to education, income and health. To ensure we are driving measurable, meaningful change, we collaborated with a broad spectrum of community partners to develop the Aspire United 2030 goals: our North Star for creating transformational change and advancing racial equity in education, income and health across North Texas through the year 2030.



the number of students reading on grade level by third grade


the number of young adults who earn a living wage, adding nearly $800 million per year to the local economy


the number of North Texans with access to affordable health care insurance

Community Impact Partners Drive Change

We partner with a variety of organizations that are aligned with our Aspire United 2030 goals. Our partners range from long-standing, proven impact solutions to grassroots entrepreneurs and ventures, and they have one thing in common: They engage directly with the communities in which greater investment and equity will have the most impact. Investing in these partners and collaborative initiatives is just one way we drive measurable progress across North Texas.

Progress Toward Our Goals

We track progress toward our Aspire United 2030 community goals through our partnership with the Parkland Center for Clinical Innovation (PCCI). We carefully selected PCCI as our independent external evaluator because they are nationally recognized for their expertise in defining and measuring near-, mid- and long-term success and communicating impact. Setting and closely tracking quantifiable 10-year goals and leveraging a third-party evaluator are key differentiators in our unique approach to community impact work.

Here is the most recent data on our key impact measures in education, income and health in North Texas.*


Third-grade reading proficiency decreased an average of 8% (from 55.59% to 47.43%) when compared to the prior  baseline year, based on 2021 Texas Education Association data. We can attribute this to the ripple effects of the COVID-19 pandemic and its profound impact on early childhood learning.

This is trending in the wrong direction, making progress toward our Aspire United 2030 goals even more critical.


All counties in our service area saw a small improvement (~2%) in the percentage of adults earning a living wage, as reflected by 2019 American Community Survey (ACS) data. Rockwall County experienced the greatest increase, at +3.2%.


There was essentially no change in the percentage of individuals with health insurance coverage, as reflected by the 2019 ACS. However, Texas is seeing improved rates of insured individuals overall, with nearly 570,000 new signups for affordable healthcare plans in 2023—the largest jump in the nation.

* Please note: These are the newest datasets available and do not necessarily reflect our most recent progress in these areas.


More Student Success

Access to education has a lifelong impact on children, encouraging early literacy and kindergarten readiness, enabling them to excel in school and even supporting their success in college or a career. We lead and invest in programs that ensure North Texas students have what they need to succeed.

Once Upon A Month™

This popular early literacy program delivers free age-appropriate children’s books and parental reading guides to families every month, stimulating curiosity, language development and learning skills—all of which set kids up for success in kindergarten. Thanks to support from The Boone Family Foundation, we’re moving closer to our goal of distributing 1 million books by 2027.


received free monthly books


distributed to North Texas families

94 %

reported reading more to their children

I did not have books in my home growing up, so now that my child is a part of the Once Upon A Month program and receives books monthly, it makes me smile and heals my inner child while I’m reading to her.”
Maria, whose daughter receives free books through Once Upon A Month™

Heal Play Learn

Made possible by a grant from Texas Instruments Foundation, this partnership with Educate Texas delivers hands-on learning opportunities to students in Lancaster, DeSoto and Cedar Hill school districts. The engaging experiences encourage social and emotional wellness, physical activity, creativity, collaboration and critical thinking skills.

participated in hands-on learning activities

Hours of Programming

provided to students

Student Interns

facilitated programming


Early Childhood Development

Parent education initiatives like Healthy Outcomes through Prevention & Early Support (HOPES) and Texas Home Visiting Program provide families with hands-on instruction, community resources and skills that empower parents, encourage healthy child development and prevent child abuse.

participated in a home visiting program


attended early childhood development community events


received supplemental services

My son Xavier was nonverbal and had developmental delays. The parent educator was able to modify her lesson plans and help me implement strategies at home to support his continued growth and development. This year, he was able to enroll in a public school, and he has made significant progress academically and socially. He is now thriving in his new environment.”
Mayra, home visiting client


Greater Financial Stability

Access to a good-paying job and financial stability has a ripple effect, enabling a family to support their children’s success in school, save for the future and access quality healthcare. We lead and invest in programs that make better jobs, less debt and higher savings a reality for more North Texans.

Pathways to Work

This workforce development program, facilitated in partnership with 36 community organizations, gives hardworking North Texans the training necessary to secure jobs in IT, healthcare and more.

served by Pathways to Work

Certificates or Degrees

earned by participants

Job Placements

secured for graduates

What I learned from training was how to be a better ‘me’. I learned how to upgrade myself, and I developed and overcame several obstacles. I’m looking forward to putting all the skills I learned to work.”
Mitchell Ray, Pathways to Work client

Dollars for College

This partnership with Communities Foundation of Texas seeds college savings accounts for low-income students, making them significantly more likely to attend and graduate college.

New college savings accounts

opened for low-income students for a total of 992

in new deposits

for a total of $343,737

I didn’t get to attend college myself, and I wanted my son to have that opportunity. The Dollars for College savings program is ensuring my son will have the funds to do what I wasn’t able to do.”
Ms. Richmond, parent of a student at Rolling Hills Elementary

Housing Stability

We work to prevent homelessness in North Texas by creating programs and forming strategic partnerships that encourage housing stability. In 2022-2023, we advocated for affordable housing and continued our leadership of the Dallas Rental Assistance Collaborative, which provides rental and utility assistance to keep families in their homes during challenging economic times.

$3.8 million

in rent and utilities assistance provided to families

594 households received support

through the Dallas Rental Assistance Collaborative


Receiving rental assistance was a huge weight that was lifted from my shoulders. I was incredibly happy. If I had not received assistance, I would have been homeless with a newborn baby.”

Jasmine, Dallas Rental Assistance Collaborative client


Improved Health for All

Good health allows individuals, families and entire communities to thrive, creating a foundation that impacts everything from how well a child can learn to how much an adult will earn. We lead and invest in programs that improve health access for all North Texans.

Doorways to Health

This community partnership seeks to improve the maternal health outcomes of Black women in Dallas. Doorways to Health offers a variety of resources and programming, including home visiting and holistic maternal healthcare services, to ensure new and expecting mothers have the support necessary to thrive. In 2023, the partnership also hosted informative community events to highlight the importance of Black maternal healthcare during Black Maternal Health Week.
pregnant people

served by Doorways to Health partners


attended informational sessions about Black maternal healthcare

I felt confident in a place where I could just be a pregnant person of color. They were very informative and always checked on me. Being around women who look like you, who have done the things you’ve done…[it] boosted my confidence that I could actually be a mom. It’s very communal and you feel very supported.”
Lasean, Doorways to Health client

North Texas Summer & Supper Council

This partnership with North Texas Hunger Initiative works to improve and amplify summer meals programming to provide regular, nutritious meals to children who qualify for federally funded nutrition programs.
55 .6+
Million meals served

in Dallas and Collin counties (summer 2022)


received regular, nutritious meals (summer 2022)

Healthcare Navigators

This collaborative program provides a network of certified Healthcare Navigators for the North Texas community, delivering support for individuals and families looking to sign up for health insurance through the Marketplace, Medicaid or CHIP. Navigators work directly with clients to help them compare health plans, understand benefits and apply for subsidies to lower their monthly premiums.
client inquiries

fielded by Healthcare Navigators


assisted as they signed up for CHIP/Medicaid

North Texans

received support to enroll in a qualified health plan

My experience signing up was not hard at all. To me it was like a load lifted off, knowing that I was covered in case anything happens or just for my routine visits.”
Diana R., Healthcare Navigators client

Creating a Targeted Impact

Our targeted impact initiatives are a powerful way to drive systemic change in the areas of North Texas that will benefit the most. Together with our corporate and foundation partners, we develop programs that are customized to the challenges and opportunities of the communities we serve.

Leading businesses across North Texas are committed to investing directly in the communities in which their employees live and work in order to improve access to education, income and health and promote greater equity. Dozens of corporations including Texas Instruments, PepsiCo/Frito-Lay and AT&T have selected United Way of Metropolitan Dallas as a trusted corporate social responsibility (CSR) partner with the deep understanding, close connections and innovative strategy necessary to create meaningful, measurable impact.

Digital Bridges and Southern Dallas Thrives are just two examples of this collaborative approach.

Digital Bridges

This program distributes digital technology to students and young adults across Southern Dallas to enable them to access education, further their learning and stay connected in the classroom and beyond. Through our partnership with Compudopt, the laptops come with two years of warranty and bilingual technical assistance.


distributed in 2022


served in 2022

The laptops we received help complete missing assignments and get caught up… I’ve seen a drastic increase in their grades. The biggest victory is that my oldest daughter will graduate on time—she went from not caring about graduating to now wanting to attend community college!”

Deambra Green, whose five daughters received digital technology through Digital Bridges




By working with the United Way of Metropolitan Dallas, we can scale our impact and bring the tools all individuals and families need to succeed and thrive in today’s world, be it finding a job, completing an education or managing personal finances. We know we cannot narrow the digital divide alone.”
Charlene Lake, Senior Vice President, Corporate Social Responsibility and Chief Sustainability Officer, AT&T and United Way Board Member

Southern Dallas Thrives

Created in partnership with PepsiCo Foundation and Frito-Lay North America, this set of programs invests in the communities of Southern Dallas and expands access to early education, nutrition, college and career readiness, and workforce development.

Campus-based Community Hubs

Resource rooms at Southern Dallas high schools provide a central location for more than 4,500 students, plus parents, teachers and other community members, to access technology, books, health resources and more.

We’re collaborating, we’re changing the way we look at education and we’re building that bridge between teachers and parents.”

Johnna Weaver, principal at Lincoln High School

Childcare Assistance

Southern Dallas Thrives invests in childcare centers to improve the quality of early education and ensure kids thrive from a young age.
Childcare Centers



of childcare service provided

Food Access

In partnership with Goodr, we deploy creative solutions to support families dealing with food insecurity.
Southern sector households

received fresh and healthy food options

families and seniors

participated in grocery delivery

164 K+
pounds of food

dispersed to southern sector families and community-based organizations

Southern Dallas Thrives Investors


Supporting Investors

Bank of Texas



Union Pacific

Voices of the
Live United Movement

United Way leads a community-wide movement to improve access to education, income and health. We bring together individual change-seekers, corporate partners and local organizations from across North Texas to drive meaningful change through volunteer and advocacy opportunities, employee engagement, Giving Society membership and more.

Steven Williams

CEO, PepsiCo Foods North America, 2022-2024 United Way Board Chair, Co-Chair, United Way Centennial CEO Advisory Council, 2024-2025 United Way Campaign Chair

“I believe in the power of giving back, and I don’t think there’s another organization finer than United Way to partner with to do that. I’ll do my best to be the best chairperson for this organization—and we’re going to make a big impact in this community.”

Nick Rodriguez

Vice President, Private Banking, Amegy Bank, United Way Emerging Leader
“Giving back is important to me because there are many underserved communities that lack access to opportunities and resources. United Way of Metropolitan Dallas has helped shed light on those organizations that are doing great work and connect me to them so that I can be a resource.”
— Nick Rodriguez, Vice President, Private Banking, Amegy Bank, United Way Emerging Leader

Lindsey Hughes

Counsel, Haynes Boone, United Way March Tocqueville Fellow, Co-Chair, United Way Advocacy Committee
“I was already active with United Way prior to joining the March Tocqueville Fellows program, but the most interesting part about being a fellow is to truly be able to understand the breadth and depth of United Way’s involvement in the community. It inspires me to be get more involved, and I have enjoyed getting to know future philanthropic leaders and taking advantage of volunteer opportunities, leadership development and mentorship.”
— Lindsey Hughes, Counsel, Haynes Boone, United Way March Tocqueville Fellow, Co-Chair, United Way Advocacy Committee

Terri West

Chair of the Texas Instruments Foundation, United Way Foundation Board Chair
“I’m continually inspired to see the level of dedication that so many North Texans have for United Way’s mission. Together, we’re making this community a stronger and more equitable place for everyone to call home.”
— Terri West, Chair of the Texas Instruments Foundation, United Way Foundation Board Chair

Tom and Karen Falk

2019-2020 United Way Campaign Chairs, 2023 J. Erik Jonsson Award Recipients
“There are some really generous people in Dallas. When we came to town and saw all the amazing things that they’ve done, we wanted to do our part to make the city a better place. It was really easy to get behind United Way because they were where the action was and they were making a difference in our city.”
— Tom and Karen Falk, 2019-2020 United Way Campaign Chairs, 2023 J. Erik Jonsson Award Recipients

Mackenzie Kleinert

Co-Chair, United Way 100 Host Committee
“As United Way approaches its Centennial year, there is so much excitement building for the future of North Texas—from individuals getting involved to organizations making historic investments in this work. It’s incredible to see all of us coming together to achieve our goals, and to watch the next generation get engaged. Let’s keep this momentum going as we enter our next century of impact.”
— Mackenzie Kleinert, Co-Chair, United Way 100 Host Committee

Jean Savage

CEO and President, Trinity Industries, 2022-2023 United Way Campaign Chair, Co-Chair, United Way Centennial CEO Advisory Council
“The Live United movement is energized, unified and committed to making real change in the lives of all North Texans. I always heard the Dallas area was very philanthropic, but I have to say I’ve been impressed by the level of giving by organizations and individuals. We hope that continues and it inspired others to give.”
— Jean Savage, CEO and President, Trinity Industries, 2022-2023 United Way Campaign Chair, Co-Chair, United Way Centennial CEO Advisory Council

Te’Trica Williams

TXU Energy, Frequent United Way Volunteer
“No one has ever made it through life without the help of someone else. So I pay it forward by volunteering my time to the community that helped me in the past. United Way always makes it so easy to give back.”
— Te’Trica Williams, TXU Energy, Frequent United Way Volunteer

Shawn Leamon

Co-Chair, Social Innovation Accelerator Committee
“The only thing that matters is making a positive impact on the community of North Texas. My goal is to make a meaningful contribution through my position. It is endlessly gratifying when an organization does what they came to the United Way Social Innovation Lab to do: accelerate their progress by years by going through our programs.”
— Shawn Leamon, Co-Chair, Social Innovation Accelerator Committee

Social Innovation Fuels Lasting Change

Social innovation is part of our DNA, helping to guide everything we do to improve access to education, income and health. Over the past 10 years, we have launched a suite of social innovation programs, known as the Social Innovation Lab, that support and amplify the work of social entrepreneurs who are creating measurable impact in North Texas.

Social Innovation Incubator

This organizational and leadership development program is designed for early-stage entrepreneurs who have experienced systemic racial and gender inequities. Through our 14-week program, we build up innovative startups by providing mentorship and guidance that empowers them to create a validated business plan and begin building their ventures. The initiative also establishes a stronger, more diverse pipeline of ventures that are ready for the Social Innovation Accelerator.
I originally started in the Social Innovation Incubator, and the mentorship that I got from that was great. So, when I found out there was an Accelerator program, I realized: Not only can I get more mentorship, but this is going to be something that can catapult our agency from a small nonprofit, solo-type organization to something that can grow and become scalable.”
Dania Carter, Founder and CEO, Heart of Courage, 2022 Incubator Cohort, 2023 Accelerator Cohort

completed the program

Hours of Mentoring and Coaching

provided to participants

100 %
women-led ventures

during our 2022-2023 cohorts

87 %
of participants

during our 2022-2023 cohorts

Social Innovation Incubator Investors



Social Innovation Accelerator in Collaboration with Accenture

The Accelerator is a rigorous, nine-month-long program designed to test the assumptions of our fellows, shape their goals and empower them to complete key milestones. The program provides social entrepreneurs with critical resources—including funding, professional mentorship and powerful community connections—to scale their ventures and grow their impact. The program culminates at The Pitch, where finalists compete live on stage for additional seed funding.

served by Accelerator alumni

525 K
in seed funding

invested through the Accelerator and The Pitch


of mentoring and coaching provided to 2022-23 fellows

For the past six years, Accenture has partnered with United Way on the Social Innovation Accelerator, and we continue to be inspired by the scale and impact of the program. The Accelerator fellows represent the best of North Texas, each with a unique mission and drive, but all bound by selfless dedication to help North Texas be the best it can be for all people.”
Jorge Corral, Dallas Office Managing Director, Accenture, United Way Board Member

Social Innovation Accelerator Investors





Social Innovation Alumni Program

This new initiative, sponsored by Comerica, continues the investment of human, social and financial capital in Social Innovation Lab participants. The program provides professional development, networking and cross-collaboration opportunities to Incubator and Accelerator alumni so they can continue to build capacity, scale their organizations and expand their impact in education, income and health.

Impact Investing

Since 2020, United Way has tapped into the power of impact investing: supporting for-profit ventures that create a meaningful social impact and then re-investing any return on our investments into new initiatives. Most recently, we partnered with Draper Richards Kaplan (DRK) Foundation to launch the North Texas United Impact Fund, which delivers targeted investments in historically underinvested communities. The fund identifies, funds and supports promising early-stage social enterprises working to drive positive outcomes to the most vulnerable in the region. Any returns on these discrete social impact investments are recycled into the fund.

In late 2023, the fund identified our first two investments, Child Poverty Action Lab and Texas Water Trade, which will receive $300,000 each across three years of investment.

United Way of Metropolitan Dallas has built a highly effective engine for fueling the impact of social entrepreneurs. At DRK Foundation, we are proud to partner with them to support some of North Texas’ most exciting early-stage enterprises that are poised to make a lasting impact on society’s most complex problems.”

Robert Steven Kaplan, Co-Chair, Draper Richards Kaplan Foundation Board

If you want to make big change that impacts a broad number of people, advocacy is a key component of reaching your desired goals.”

Karen Tavana, Women of Tocqueville Steering Committee and United Way Advocate and Volunteer, Texas Instruments (Retired)

Advocating for Change

Advocacy is one of the ways we drive systemic change in education, income and health. This year, during the 140 days of the Texas Legislature’s regular session, we united the community to speak up and speak out on issues that directly impact North Texans. We also lent our expertise on important topics of debate, including rental assistance and home visiting programs, and hosted informational events to give our advocates a full picture of complex topics affecting our region.

907 North Texans

advocated with United way

30 legislators

engaged during United Way Day at the Capitol

166 bills tracked

that touched on our education, income and health goals

$65 million

in funding secured for our early childhood development programs

$1.8 million

in extra funding secured for Texas’ 211 Referral Helpline

with Purpose

Each year, United Way brings together corporate partners, community organizations and individual change-seekers who want to invest their time and talents to improve access to education, income and health in North Texas.

“Together with United Way of Metropolitan Dallas, we have a shared vision: powering a better way forward. We’ve seen firsthand how our investment creates measurable impact in education, income and health. Vistra is committed to creating stronger, more equitable communities, and we couldn’t ask for a better partner”

Jim Burke, President and CEO, Vistra Corp

“United Way of Metropolitan Dallas plays a significant role in creating opportunity for all North Texans, and our support for them through the years reflects our confidence in their ability to address our community’s most critical needs.”

Andy Smith, Director of Giving and Volunteering, Texas Instruments, Executive Director, Texas Instruments Foundation

“We’re proud to continue our partnership with United Way of Metropolitan Dallas to inspire a love of reading and education, one of the building blocks of opportunity toward reaching a life full of potential.”

Michelle Vopni, Dallas Office Managing Partner, Ernst & Young LLP
Volunteers engaged

in education, income and health initiatives

Volunteer hours

dedicated to improving North Texas

Driving Meaningful Change

Throughout fiscal year 2023, the Live United movement funded meaningful impact for more North Texas neighbors than ever before.

* These figures are drawn from unaudited financial statements, which are subject to differ from our final audited financial statements.

Where Our Funding Comes From

How We Invest in Opportunity for All

Financial Statement
Fiscal Year 2023

July 1, 2022 – June 30, 2023
Support & Revenues67,366,672
Grant & Contribution Revenue
Government Contract Revenue
UWMFMD (Foundation) Grant
Other Revenue Sources
In-Kind Goods & Services
Program Services
Management & General
Current Assets
Land, Building & Equipment
Other Long-Term Assets
Liabilities & Net Assets58,652,292
Current Liabilities
Without Donor Restriction
With Donor Restriction
*Excludes multi-year government grants not dispursed within fiscal year

Our corporate partners LEAD UNITED to create lasting change in North Texas

  • Accenture
  • Amazon
  • Amegy Bank N.A.
  • American Automobile Association
  • Arcosa
  • Atmos Energy Corporation
  • Axxess
  • Baker Botts L.L.P.
  • Baker Tilly
  • Bank of America
  • Bank of Texas
  • Baylor Scott and White Health
  • BMO Harris Bank
  • Burns & McDonnell
  • CGI Inc.
  • Capital One Bank
  • Carrington Coleman
  • Centene Management Company LLC
  • Central Market H-E-B
  • Charles Schwab & Co Inc.
  • Clampitt Paper Company of Dallas
  • Contran Corporation
  • Costco
  • Deloitte
  • DFW International Airport
  • Dynacraft
  • East West Bank
  • Enterprise Rent-A-Car
  • Exxon Mobil Corporation
  • EY
  • Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas
  • FedEx Office
  • Fiserv/Mortgage Servicing Systems
  • Fluor Corporation
  • FM Global
  • Freese and Nichols, Inc.
  • Frost Bank
  • FTI Consulting
  • Grant Thornton LLP
  • Haynes and Boone, LLP
  • Hilti North America
  • Humana Inc.
  • IBM
  • Illinois Tool Works Inc. (ITW)
  • JE Dunn South Central, Inc.
  • Jones Day
  • JPMorgan Chase
  • Kimberly-Clark Corporation
  • Kirkland & Ellis LLP
  • KKR
  • Lennox International Inc.
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • Market Street-United
  • McKesson Corp
  • Morrison Products
  • Mr. Cooper
  • Oncor
  • PACCAR Financial Corporation
  • Pioneer Frozen Foods, Inc.
  • PlainsCapital Corporation
  • PNC Bank
  • Pratt & Whitney
  • PwC
  • QuikTrip Corporation
  • Raymond James & Associates
  • Raytheon
  • RealPage, Inc.
  • Regency Centers
  • Regions Bank
  • Samsung Telecommunications
  • America
  • Santander Consumer USA
  • Satori Capital
  • Siemer Institute for Family
  • Stability Solar Turbines
  • Southern Methodist University
  • Target Corporation
  • TDIndustries
  • Tenaska, Inc.
  • Tenet Healthcare Corporation
  • Texas Mutual Insurance Company
  • Toyota Motor North America
  • Transamerica Life & Protection
  • Truist
  • USAA
  • Wells Fargo

* Partners with logos featured support United Way of Metropolitan Dallas with investments of $1 million and above

Partner with Us

Join the hundreds of organizations that have chosen United Way as their trusted corporate social responsibility partner. Together, we can create meaningful, measurable impact right here in North Texas.
“We believe that strong communities build strong companies, and strong companies build strong communities — a belief that supports our ambition to be a good neighbor and a company we are personally proud to work for. United Way plays a huge role in helping us achieve that ambition.”
Haviv Ilan, President and CEO, Texas Instruments, United Way Centennial CEO Advisory Council Member
“We are proud to partner with United Way to improve lives across North Texas and further make a lasting impact on our community by demonstrating the Celanese vision of improving the world and everyday life through our people, chemistry and innovation.”
Lori Ryerkerk, Chairman, President & CEO, Celanese Corp., United Way Board Member, United Way Centennial CEO Advisory Council Member
“At BCG, our purpose is to tackle today’s most urgent challenges. By partnering with United Way, we get to the root of many of the systemic problems impacting North Texas and address them in effective, innovative ways that create visible, measurable change.”
David Martin, Managing Director and Senior Partner, The Boston Consulting Group (BCG), United Way Board Member

Our Leadership

United Way of Metropolitan Dallas Board of Directors 2022-2023


  • Steven Williams

    Chief Executive Officer,
    PepsiCo Foods North America

  • Charlene Lake
    Vice Chair

    Senior Vice President,
    Corporate Social Responsibility and Chief Sustainability Officer,

  • Jennifer Sampson

    McDermott-Templeton President and CEO,
    United Way of Metropolitan Dallas

  • Michelle Vopni

    Dallas Managing Partner, 
    Ernst & Young LLP (EY)

Committee Chairs & At-Large Members

  • Richard Fedock

    Audit & Ethics
    Committee Senior Executive (Retired),
    Exxon Mobil Corporation

  • Ed Galante
    Special Appointment (ex-officio)

    Community Volunteer

  • Terri West
    Chair, United Way Foundation of Metropolitan Dallas

    Chair, Texas Instruments Foundation

  • Bob Wright
    Chair, Community Impact Committee



  • Dan Berner

    North Texas Managing Partner,

  • Karl Bovee

    Senior Vice President,
    Southwest Region Executive,
    Bank of America

  • Antonio Carrillo

    President and Chief Executive Officer,

  • Jorge Corral

    Dallas Office Managing Director,
    Southwest Region,

  • Regen Horchow

    Early Matter Dallas

  • Scott Hudson

    President, Retail
    Vistra Energy

  • Christy Jacoby

    Chief Financial Officer,
    PepsiCo Global Business Services

  • Sandi Karrmann

    Chief Human Resources Officer,

  • Gail McDonald

    Transition Resources, Inc.

  • Martina McIsaac

    EVP and Chief Operating Officer,
    MSC Industrial Supply

  • Angela Martin

    Managing Director, 
    U.S. Strategic Partnerships,
    JP Morgan Chase

  • David Martin

    Partner & Managing Director,
    The Boston Consulting Group (BCG)

  • Scott Moore

    Managing Partner,
    Greater Texas,
    PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC)

  • John Olajide

    Founder and Chief Executive Officer,

  • Sandra Philips Rogers

    General Counsel,
    Chief Legal Officer and Corporate Secretary,
    Toyota Motor North America, Inc.

  • Lori Ryerkerk

    Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and President,
    Celanese Corporation

  • Jennifer Saenz

    Executive Vice President &
    Chief Merchandising Officer,
    Albertsons Companies

  • Jean Savage

    Chief Executive Officer, 
    Trinity Industries

  • Peter Sefzik

    Senior Executive Vice President,
    Chief Banking Officer
    Comerica Bank

  • Cynthia Hoff Trochu

    Senior Vice President,
    Secretary and General Counsel,
    Texas Instruments

Annual Campaign Chair 2022-2023

  • Jean Savage
    Chief Executive Officer and President,
    Trinity Industries

United Way Senior Leadership Team

  • Jennifer Sampson
    McDermott-Templeton President and Chief Executive Officer
  • Susan Hoff
    Chief Strategy and Impact Officer
  • Janice Harissis
    Chief Financial Officer
  • Kathy Limmer
    Chief Growth Officer
  • Cynthia Round
    Chief Brand Strategist
  • Rob Shearer
    Chief Communications Officer

Foundation Board of Directors 2022-2023


  • Terri West

    Chair, Texas Instruments Foundation

  • Clint McDonnough
    Vice Chair

    Retired Partner,
    Ernst & Young LLP (EY)

  • Jennifer Sampson

    McDermott-Templeton President and CEO,
    United Way of Metropolitan Dallas

  • Kevin March
    Secretary/ Treasurer
    Investment Committee Chair

    Retired Chief Financial Officer,
    Texas Instruments


  • Millie Bradley

    Retired General Auditor,
    Exxon Mobil Corporation

  • Hal Brierley

    Executive Chairman,
    The Brierley Group

  • Jim Burke

    President and Chief Executive Officer,
    Vistra Corp

  • Tom Codd

    Chief People Officer,

  • Jason Downing

    Vice Chairman
    and U.S. Deloitte Private Leader,
    Deloitte LLP

  • Curtis M. FitzGerald

    Retired Manager,
    Benefits Finance & Investment,
    Exxon Mobil Corporation

  • Barry A. Fromberg

    Managing Partner,
    Creekpoint Capital LLC

  • Edward G. Galante

    Community Volunteer

  • Erin George

    Dallas Managing Director and Partner
    The Boston Consulting Group (BCG)

  • Carol Glendenning

    Clark Hill Strasburger PLC

  • Peter Kline

    Retired President,
    Children’s Medical Center Foundation

  • Pedro Lerma

    Principal, Founder and CEO,
    Lerma Agency

  • Anne Motsenbocker

    Retired Managing Director,
    JPMorgan Chase

  • Ron Parker

    Retired SVP for Human Resources,
    PepsiCo/ Frito-Lay, Inc.

  • Stanley A. Rabin

    Retired Chairman and CEO,
    Commercial Metals Company

  • Dave C. Rader

    Retired Chief Financial Officer,
    Frito-Lay, Inc.

  • Carolyn Perot Rathjen

    Vice President / Executive Director,
    The Perot Foundation

  • Debbie Taylor

    Retired Director of Community Development,
    Southwest Region,

  • Mary Templeton

    Community Volunteer

  • Debra von Storch

    Retired Partner,
    Ernst & Young LLP (EY)

  • W. Kelvin Walker

    Chief Executive Officer,
    Dallas Citizens Council

Emeriti Directors

  • David W. Biegler

    Southcross Energy

  • Becky Bright

    Civic Leader

  • Liz Minyard

    Former Co-Chair and CEO,
    Minyard Food Stores

  • Erle Nye

    Chairman Emeritus,

A Growing Movement:
United Way Tocqueville Society

The Live United movement consistently attracts extraordinary individuals who are inspired to invest their time and talents with United Way because of the measurable impact we can make—together.

As we march to our Centennial and our second century of service to the North Texas community, we are so grateful for and inspired by supporters like our Tocqueville Society, which attracted more than 120 new members this year; the Women of Tocqueville, who are investing directly in North Texas women and children; and the March Tocqueville Fellows and Teens United, the next generation of change-seekers who are already working to build a community that is more equitable for all.

To every member of the Live United movement who has played a role in changing so many lives this year—thank you.

The 2022-2023 campaign year has been a tremendous success for the mighty, mighty Women of Tocqueville. We increased the frequency and expanded the geographic scope of our ‘Connections’ networking events, demonstrated the strength and reach of our collective network through in-person advocacy efforts, and invested in the future of social innovation through the Women of Tocqueville Fund for Women and Children. All these efforts advance United Way’s work toward ensuring that all North Texans have access to the building blocks of opportunity—education, income and health.”

Mandy J. Austin, Dallas Market President, Bank of Texas, and 2022-2023 Women of Tocqueville Chair

Ours is the first-ever Women of Tocqueville-led fund of its kind at any United Way in the country. As Women of Tocqueville members, empowering women and children are the pillars of our organization and are at the center of all we do.”

Kristy Faus, Co-founder, United Way Women of Tocqueville Fund for Women and Children

“Thank you to our Tocqueville leadership; without them, we wouldn’t have been able to accomplish all that we did in the last year. In 2022, we launched our goal to grow the United Way of Metropolitan Dallas’ Tocqueville chapter to become the largest in the U.S., and we have made tremendous progress. Last year, 121 new supporters joined the Tocqueville Society…bringing together more resources to support our goals in Aspire United 2030 and to provide all communities in North Texas with access to opportunities.”

Erin Nealy Cox and Trey Cox, 2022-2025 Co-Chairs, Ruth Sharp Altshuler Tocqueville Society

“For our family, the Tocqueville Society is a powerful way to support United Way’s important work here in North Texas while engaging with like-minded, local philanthropic leaders in interesting ways throughout the year.”

Laura and Jason Downing, Co-Chairs, Ruth Sharp Altshuler Tocqueville Society $25,000 Circle

“Through Teens United, I believe we can make a positive impact on our community, while fostering lifelong friendships with like-minded individuals. Together, step-by- step, we can help make a brighter future possible for our city.”

Hilton Sampson, 2023 Teens United Co-Chair

“We’ve been long-time believers that if you want to live in a great community, you have to invest in a great community. With the March Fellows program, we’re building the next generation of giving leaders in North Texas.”

Carol and Kevin March, Founders, United Way March Tocqueville Fellows Initiative

“Kimberly-Clark has a long history of partnering with United Way to make a real impact in our local communities, which has inspired me to become personally involved in this important work. I call North Texas home, so naturally I want this great place to be the very best it can be—and United Way is helping to make that a reality.”

Mike Hsu, Chairman and CEO, Kimberly-Clark Corp., 2022-2025 Chair, Ruth Sharp Altschuler $100,000 Circle and United Way Centennial CEO Advisory Council Member

“It’s incredible to see so many North Texans and local organizations come together to make our community a better place for everyone. By investing in United Way, we can all make a difference for our neighbors who simply need greater opportunity.”

Carol and Don Glendenning, 2018-2022 Co-Chairs, Ruth Sharp Altshuler Tocqueville Society $25,000 Circle

“No individual or organization can singlehandedly change North Texas for the better. Meaningful progress requires a community-wide effort and innovative thinking. Being part of the Live United movement is one of the most effective ways to create an impact that people will truly feel in their lives.”

Grace Cook, Trustee, The Eugene McDermott Foundation, United Way Innovation Lab Committee Member, United Way March Tocqueville Fellow and Tocqueville Cabinet Member

United Way Committee Leadership

Thank you to the business and community leaders who volunteered their time to lead United Way committees in support of our goals.

  • Jim Adams
    Chair, Social Innovation Lab Committee
  • Mandy Austin
    Chair, Women of Tocqueville
  • Brent Chaney
    Co-Chair, Advocacy Committee
  • Erin Nealy Cox and Trey Cox
    Co-Chairs, Ruth Sharp Altshuler Tocqueville Society
  • Laura and Jason Downing
    Co-Chairs, Ruth Sharp Altshuler Tocqueville Society $25,000 Circle
  • Richard Fedock
    Chair, Audit and Ethics Committee
  • Edward Galante
    Unite Forever Campaign
  • Lindsey Hughes
    Co-Chair, Advocacy Committee
  • Bob Kraut
    Co-Chair, Social Innovation Accelerator Committee
  • Shawn Leamon
    Co-Chair, Social Innovation Accelerator Committee
  • Robbi Luxbacher
    Chair, Women of Tocqueville Fund Advisory Council
  • Kevin March
    Chair, Investment Committee
  • Mary Templeton
    Co-Chair, Unite Forever Campaign
  • Michelle Vopni
    Chair, Finance Committee
  • Bob Wright
    Chair, Community Impact Committee

Looking Ahead

Even as overall levels of charitable giving fall across the country, our region remains an anomaly, with record numbers of North Texans investing their time and resources to make this a better place to live and work—for everyone. Together, we are building incredible momentum and expanding our impact as we march toward our Centennial anniversary in 2025.

Our movement has been bolstered by unprecedented support at all levels, including several strategic partnerships and million dollar plus investments from corporate leaders in North Texas—powerful endorsements of our ability to deliver on our community impact goals.

Our Centennial CEO Advisory Council is another example of the dedication of our supporters and our role as a leader in North Texas philanthropy. Facilitated in partnership with Boston Consulting Group, the Council comprises local CEOs and leaders who have stepped up to provide diverse thinking and strategic networking to help guide the entire Live United movement toward our collective 10-year Aspire United 2030 goals, through our Centennial anniversary and into our second century of impact.

Together, we truly are building a community-wide coalition of change-seekers who are invested in the future of this great region.

With recent news about downward pressures on corporate giving, The Chronicle of Philanthropy took an in-depth look at the future of this philanthropic channel, with a particular focus on Dallas as a city where corporate philanthropy remains strong. The reporting relied on United Way of Metropolitan Dallas as a primary source for information about Dallas philanthropy, highlighting programs like our Digital Bridges partnership with AT&T. United Way of Metropolitan Dallas was positively positioned as an organization driving innovative programs and partnerships, building relationships across the corporate landscape.

Centennial CEO Advisory Council


  • Curt Farmer
    Chairman, President and CEO of Comerica Incorporated and Comerica Bank, 2023-2024 United Way Campaign Chair
  • Jean Savage
    CEO and President, Trinity Industries 2022-2023 United Way Campaign Chair
  • Steven Williams
    CEO, PepsiCo Foods North America 2022-2024 UWMD Board Chair, 2024-2025 United Way Campaign Chair


“There is no other place in North Texas for corporate leadership and companies to engage to create lasting change in education, income and health.”
Curt Farmer, Chairman, President and CEO of Comerica Incorporated and Comerica Bank, 2023-2024 United Way Campaign Chair
“United Way has long played an empowering role within the North Texas community, ensuring that the efforts of corporate, philanthropic, education, civic and nonprofit players reinforce one another for the good of the community. These coordinated efforts have already paid dividends across United Way’s three pillars.”
— Overview of United Way of Metro Dallas’ Current Approach and Future Opportunities white-paper, Boston Consulting Group, August 2023
  • Jim Burke
    President and CEO, Vistra Corp.
  • Antonio Carrillo
    President and CEO, Arcosa
  • Mike Hsu
    Chairman and CEO, Kimberly-Clark Corporation
  • Haviv Ilan
    President and CEO, Texas Instruments
  • Aasem Khalil
    Head of Dallas Office, Goldman Sachs
  • Chris Kleinert
    President and CEO, Hunt Investment Holdings, LLC
  • Michael Levy
    CEO, Crow Holdings
  • Lorie Logan
    President and CEO, Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas
  • Tom Luce
    Founder and Chairman Emeritus, Texas 2036
  • Fred Perpall
    CEO, The Beck Group
  • G. Brint Ryan
    Chairman and CEO, Ryan, LLC
  • Lori Ryerkerk
    Chairman, CEO and President, Celanese Corporation
  • John Stankey
    CEO, AT&T
  • Rich Templeton
    Chairman of the Board, Texas Instruments
  • Brian Tyler
    CEO, McKesson Corporation
  • Jim Umpleby
    Chairman and CEO, Caterpillar, Inc.

A Strong Foundation
for Our Second Century

In 2022, United Way of Metropolitan Dallas received a historic $15 million donation from The Perot Foundation, the largest single investment in the 98-year history of our organization.

This extraordinary investment has been catalytic for our community, not only for the size of the commitment but equally important for how United Way is structured to leverage it. With carefully researched goals for our region and strategic partners who are deeply invested in achieving them, we are uniquely positioned to create transformative change across our North Texas communities.

With this investment, we are harnessing the power of many to directly address systemic barriers and advance racial equity that will change lives for generations to come. The Perot gift has accelerated impact with 144 community impact partners, which range from long-standing proven impact providers to grassroots organizations bringing bold new strategies to our community’s most pervasive challenges in education, income and health.

United, we can create lasting, systems-level change that will positively impact individuals and families across North Texas. This investment by The Perot Foundation has added even more energy to our community-wide Live United movement, accelerating progress toward our Aspire United 2030 goals and bolstering a strong foundation as we march toward our second century of service.

This investment is a testament to the meaningful impact United Way and its trusted network of community impact partners create. We hope this gift inspires others to join us in advancing United Way’s Aspire United 2030 goals.”
Carolyn Perot Rathjen, Vice President and Executive Director, The Perot Foundation